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"Road Kill Bill" Passes the Ohio House
COLUMBUS (Adam Aaro) -- A bill passing through the Ohio State Legislature would allow drivers who hit and kill a wild turkey, wild boar or feral hog to take and keep the animal.
House Bill 199 was introduced by Rep. Tony Burkley (R-Payne) and co-sponsored by Rep. Bob Hackett (R-London).
The driver who hit the animal would then have to report the accident to a wildlife or law enforcement officer, who will then investigate and certify the driver as the legal owner of the animal.
Supporters of the bill say it can potentially help save time cleaning up the roads after these accidents. Plus, it doesn't cost a dime to taxpayers.
The bill overwhelmingly passed in the Ohio House and now moves on to the Senate.